Sinus Congestion in Ears

Think back to the most restless night you’ve ever had. Sore throat, tossing and turning, coughing, pounding headache, heavy eyes, sinus congestion in your ears, nose, and throat...Yuck!

Sinus congestion causes more than just a stuffy nose. Dizziness, extreme facial pain, and muffled hearing are symptoms that are caused by sinus congestion and can make for a very miserable week if not treated properly.

Sinus congestion in your ears can be a sign of a sinus infection (sinusitis). Sinusitis is when sinuses, usually filled with air, are instead filled with germs and fluid causing infection, irritating tissue lining, and blocking the sinuses.

Kick That Sinus Congestion

Sinus Congestion in EarsIt is estimated that 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of sinusitis each year, and people who have nasal polyps, immune deficiencies, or suffer from a cold are at a higher risk for developing a sinus infection.

How can I relieve my ear congestion?

  • Take a hot shower. The steam from the shower can help unclog your ears.
  • Yawn. Yawning can help redistribute the fluid in your ears.
  • Use a sinus rinse. A sinus rinse helps thin the mucus and flushes it out of your nasal passages.
  • See a medical professional. If the sinus congestion in your ears lasts longer than a week, it may be time to see a medical professional. Your medical professional can then prescribe antibiotics or decongestants if needed.

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